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Imagine walking in your front door to the aroma of a home-cooked meal that's ready to eat. Make these slow cooker recipes and you'll be thanking yourself for nights to come. From hearty pot roast to warming soup, and even ribs, we've got dinner covered!
Making this takeout favorite at home is almost as easy as placing a delivery order.
Recipe: Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli
Have you ever wanted to make succulent carnitas at home? Now you can, with the help of your slow cooker!
Recipe: Slow Cooker Carnitas
Your favorite baked potato flavors combine in this hearty soup. Don't forget the toppings!
Recipe: Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup
Eight hours. Low and slow.
Recipe: Slow Cooker Ribs
After all, who doesn't love taco night?
This only takes six ingredients to make thanks to a packet of onion soup mix.
Recipe: Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Is there a better combo than chicken and biscuits? There is not.
Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken & Biscuits
Just throw all the ingredients for the chicken in a Crock-Pot and let it cook for up to six hours. It'll be taco night before you know it.
This comforting chicken noodle soup is packed with flavor thanks to red curry paste, fish sauce, coconut milk, and ginger.
Recipe: Thai Chicken Soup
Go ahead and use whatever vegetables you like best in this ratatouille, such as tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, and onion.
Recipe: Slow Cooker Ratatouille
This creamy seafood soup is the perfect transition from summer flavors to fall comfort food.
You could order take-out, or you could make this good-for-you meal that basically cooks itself.
Recipe: Asian Lettuce Wraps
There's no breading or frying requires for this delicious yet lightened-up version of the Chinese take-out favorite. You could toss everything right into your slow cooker, but the recipe recommends searing the chicken in a pan first so that it gets nicely browned.
This recipe is so easy, you'll never cook lasagna in the oven again. You can always add ground turkey or beef for a non-vegetarian version.
Recipe: Slow Cooker Veggie Lasagna
Look, sometimes you just need to set it and forget it. In those moments, look no further than this cheesy chicken pesto pasta dish. It practically cooks itself.
Not only is this Mexican-inspired recipe so easy to make, but it's also a total family favorite, guaranteed to please the kids and adults alike.
This classic comfort food never gets old. Fill the jumbo shells with a spinach and ground turkey mixture and layer them with tomato sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese.
Nothing says fall like a big bowl of piping hot butternut squash soup. You can jazz this recipe up with a drizzle of sour cream or a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and croutons.
Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup
The only hands-on cooking you'll have to do is sauté the onions and beef before tossing them into the slow cooker.
Recipe: Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff
Serve this Italian chicken over pasta, rice, or even mashed potatoes for an easy and family-friendly weeknight dinner.
Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
This spicy shrimp gets a kick from paprika, salsa, cayenne pepper, and fire roasted tomatoes. It makes a delicious taco, burrito bowl, or fajita filling.
Recipe: Fire Roasted Shrimp Tacos
Loaded with vegetables and rich cheese tortellini, this soup is the ultimate comfort food.
Recipes: Creamy Tortellini Soup
Pasta night just got a whole lot more exciting thanks to this baked spaghetti dish, loaded with ricotta, ground beef, and marinara sauce.
Recipe: Slow Cooker Baked Spaghetti
Rather than order take-out tonight, but your slow cooker to use. The result is just as tasty. Plus, it stays good for a few days in the fridge so you can make a big batch and enjoy it throughout the week.
Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala
This pot pie couldn't be easier. Just bake the refrigerated biscuits in the oven and add them to the slow-cooked chicken mixture right before serving.
Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie
This sweet and tangy sauce comes together with ingredients you most likely have sitting in your pantry: soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger.
Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki
The best part about lo mein is you can mix it up by using whatever protein and vegetables you have on hand.
Recipe: Slow Cooker Lo Mein
One word: Gnocchi.
It's as if mac 'n' cheese and bean chili became one...and what could be bad about that?
Recipe: Slow Cooker Chili Mac 'n' Cheese
Turns out, you can make perfectly cooked salmon right in the slow cooker. Just add lemon and some fresh herbs for flavor.
Recipe: Slow Cooker Poached Salmon
Sometimes the greatest flavors occur when two different cuisines combine, like in this case. It's the best of Mexican and Korean cooking in one outstanding dish.
Recipe: Slow Cooker Korean Pork Tacos
Not only is this recipe cheap and vegan, but you probably already have most of the ingredients. Just grab a bag of lentils, coconut milk, and canned tomatoes, then cook everything with a bunch of spices.
Recipe: Coconut Lentil Curry
The star of the show here is the slow cooked pork, simmered in garlic, soy sauce, and sugar until it's soft and tender.
Recipe: Banh Mi Rice Bowls
You can make this hearty chili with ground turkey, chicken, pork, or beef. Or skip the meat all together and add black beans for a satisfying meatless meal.
Recipe: Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili
Cooking spaghetti squash in a slow cooker is literally fool-proof. Just pierce the squash with a fork or knife, place it in in the Crock Pot, and let it cook until it's tender and you can scoop out the flesh.
Recipe: Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti Squash
With just a few simple ingredients like boneless chicken breasts, cream of chicken soup, veggies, and refrigerated biscuits, this classic southern comfort food will be a great addition to your dinner rotation.
Recipe: Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings
If you're trying to avoid meat, you can easily leave out the chicken and stick with quinoa. Dress it up with anything from sour cream and avocado to jalapeño and red onion.
Recipe: Salsa Chicken Quinoa Casserole
Whether you're cooking for the family, hosting friends for game night, or just craving something delicious, this should do the trick.
Recipe: Slow Cooker Chili Mac
There's no wrong time of day to eat an omelet. Breakfast for dinner, anyone?
Recipe: Slow Cooker Veggie Omelet
Loaded with black beans, green chilis, corn, salsa, and ground meat, these enchiladas will fill you up and make you feel great.
Recipe: Slow Cooker Enchilada Stack
Make a big batch of these meatballs and freeze the leftovers. Then you can defrost them on lazy nights when you don't feel like cooking.
Recipe: Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs
There's no better way to celebrate the beginning of soup season.
Recipe: Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup
Mmm, just like grandma used to make it. 😋
Recipe: Beef Ragu with Papardelle